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SAMMY ! THE WORD THAT BROKE AN EMPIRE

by PARTAP SHARMA

  • Category Reference
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 195
  1. ISBN: 9.80E+12
  2. Pages: 152 pages
  3. Date: 2005

ABOUT THIS BOOK

A play in two acts about the irrepressible ‘Mahatma’ in Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Through a witty, lively debate between two actors, Sammy, traces the development of the Father of our Nation from a young, naive man to the enlightened, shrewd person that he later becomes.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Partap Sharma is a playwright, novelist and author of four books for children. As an actor he has won the National Award in 1971 for his performance in Phir Bhi. He has also played the role of Nehru in the film Nehru: Jewel of India. He has also directed a number of documentary films, including a historical series for Channel Four Television, London, titled The Raj Through Indian Eyes. As a result, England's Museum of the British Empire & Commonwealth, in Bristol now has a permanent section devoted to film clips and interviews titled The Pratap Sharma Archive on the British Raj. His voice is well known to cinema, TV and radio audience as he is one of India's foremost commentators and narrators. He is the recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.